Man arrested after refusing to give up to police

WINDSOR TWP., Pa – A person in Berks County was taken into custody after he refused to give up to police Monday. He’s now scheduled for 2 courtroom dates this month. 

Pennsylvania State Police mentioned a trooper was patrolling in Windsor Township at 10:40 a.m. Monday when he tried to make contact with Anthony John Piro Jr. within the 1100 block of Windsor Fort Highway concerning an arrest warrant.

Again in February, Piro Jr. was charged in Lehigh County for driving greater than 45 miles per hour over the velocity restrict with a suspended license in Salisbury Township.

In keeping with police, Piro fled into his residence and refused to come back out when authorities confronted him. State police from Hamburg surrounded the residence trying to get Piro to exit the residence, police mentioned.

Mike Foster lives throughout the road however was gone on the time. He says his neighbor texted him about what was occurring.

“He mentioned {that a} SWAT crew had come down from behind his home,” Foster mentioned.

A feminine exited the house, however Piro nonetheless refused to come back out, police mentioned. That is when the state police particular emergency response crew arrived and had been in a position to get Piro out of the residence.

He was taken into custody with out damage, police mentioned.

Foster mentioned he is seen police exercise on the house in current weeks.

“It is shocking, and this can be a quiet little nook right here,” Foster mentioned. “By no means something happening.” 

Piro was transported to Berks County reserving for quite a few warrants.

A window on the house was damaged, and particles laid on the bottom exterior. A closely armored automobile might be seen close by. Within the entrance of the house, a door seemed to be damaged.

Windsor police incident

First responders blocked off roads within the space for a number of hours into the afternoon. A trailer from the Berks County Emergency Providers labeled spill response was on the scene.

Christopher Daubert lives close by and mentioned he glided by one of many first responder staging areas.

“I puzzled what presumably might be happening right here, you understand,” he mentioned. “After which I got here up right here and roads are all closed and police presence and all the things.”

All in an space he describes as quiet and peaceable.

“I used to be simply very stunned,” Daubert mentioned.

Piro has hearings set in each Lehigh and Salisbury counties this month.

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